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Heathrow celebrates 75th anniversary

The hub is reflecting on its history by displaying memorabilia from passengers, employees and the public to mark the occasion

Nigerian Army chief killed in King Air 350i crash

A Nigerian Air Force-operated Beechcraft King Air 350i crashed near Kaduna International Airport on the evening of May 21, killing all 11 onboard – including the newly appointed chief of the Nigerian Army

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First Flight of the North American F-100 Super Sabre

On the anniversary of the first flight of ‘The Hun’, we consider whether the pros outweighed the cons

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: New scheme for Czech Mi-35 Hind

Mi-35 3369 has never been seen in public in these marks – until now. Watch it captured on video for the first time ever.

Stearman for Microsoft Flight Simulator On Final

DC Designs and Just Flight have announced the PT-17 Stearman for Microsoft Flight Simulator is in development.

Qantas deploys Dreamliners on domestic flights

While international borders remain closed, the operator is increasing capacity on its internal routes

PMDG Reveals Microsoft Flight Simulator Roadmap

Robert Randazzo, CEO of PMDG has revealed a roadmap of aircraft due to be released for Microsoft Flight Simulator along with the approximate timelines.

Poland orders Bayraktar TB2 UAVs from Turkey

Poland is set to receive 24 Bayraktar TB2 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned combat air vehicles from Turkey, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2022

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 2

As French, US and UK platforms test their capabilities in Exercise Atlantic Trident, the Modern Military team examines some of the capabilities on display and potential intelligence gathering activities that these NATO allies could be conducting against each other.

130th Airlift Wing set for C-130J-30 conversion

The 130th AW ‘Mountaineers’ at McLaughlin ANGB in Charleston, West Virginia, is set to convert to the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules, with deliveries scheduled to begin later this summer

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 44

Welcome to the 44th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

What do we know so far about the Ryanair Belarusian ‘hijacking’

The event drew widespread condemnation and could potentially cause sanctions to be imposed on the country. Key.Aero collates what is known about the unusual incident

Report on the B-47 Stratojet from 1951 Feature Premium

Fascinating report on the B-47 Stratojet from 1951

A detailed review of the massive Boeing bomber programme from The Aeroplane, 70 years ago

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CSG21: Task force departs on historic seven-month deployment

HMS Queen Elizabeth and the multinational task force that makes up Carrier Strike Group 21 have now departed the UK on the aircraft carrier’s maiden operational deployment, which will take the flotilla to Japan and back over the next seven months

Split Airport for Prepar3D Released

Orbx has announced LDSP Split Airport in Croatia is now available for Prepar3D v4 and v5.

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How do the Douglas DC-8 and Boeing 707 compare?

The two jets competed to win airline customers at the beginning of the Jet Age, but how did they actually hold up against each other?

Antonov assembles first An-178 fuselage for Ukraine

Antonov revealed on May 20 that it has completed the fuselage assembly for the first of three An-178-100P medium-lift strategic transports, which are destined to be delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force

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The Edgar Percival story

The enigmatic Edgar Wikner Percival was a war veteran, test pilot and aircraft-maker, who designed, built and tested the sleekest of interwar light aircraft...

DE HAVILLAND CHIPMUNK TURNS 75

On 22nd May, the iconic de Havilland Chipmunk trainer turns 75. We've hand picked some of our favourite pictures of the aeroplane from our archive to celebrate the last three quarters of a century...

Quiz: How well do you know your airliners? - Part 4

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on identifying the aircraft types. How well do you really know them? Let us know what score you get!

USAF deploys four B-52Hs to Spain

A quartet of Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bombers from the USAF’s 2nd Bomb Wing have arrived at Morón Air Base in southern Spain as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment to the region

Breeze Airways reveals first flights and route network

Nearly three years in the making, David Neeleman’s fifth airline start-up is nearly ready to take-off

Revealed: rare historic insights into the YF-12A and SR-71 Feature Premium

Revealed: rare historic insights into the YF-12A and SR-71

“I unreservedly describe them as the most thrilling birds in the sky today,” was how legendary aviation writer Bill Gunston described the YF-12A and SR-71 in the March 1974 issue of Aeroplane Monthly. Read his article here…

F-35As conduct acoustic and emissions testing at RAF Lakenheath

Two USAF-operated Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs from the Vermont ANG – which recently arrived in the UK – are being used to prepare RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, for the arrival of its first fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters

French Navy orders two additional H160s

France’s Fleet Air Arm has ordered a further two Airbus Helicopters H160s, which will be delivered to the service in a search and rescue (SAR) configuration

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